Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion(r) integrated avionics
system, recently announced as an advanced avionics solution for turboprops and light jets, is now available as a retrofit display option from Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) for Pro Line 21(tm)-equipped King Air aircraft.
"Pro Line Fusion's proven and scalable software, integrated with with advanced hardware features such as embedded display processing, are key in bringing an avionics system of this caliber to King Air aircraft," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.
The Pro Line Fusion retrofit for King Air features the industry's first touch-control flight displays that enable gesture-based flight management to keep the pilot's head up and eyes forward for greater situational awareness and enhanced safety through all phases of flight.
"This Pro Line Fusion upgrade represents an amazing technology leap in flight deck display technology for our customers," said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft, vice president, Global Customer Support. "In today's world, touch-screen technology is changing how we interact with our handheld devices. Making it available to our existing fleet of aircraft further enhances the value of those aircraft and the environment they operate in."
This first application of Pro Line Fusion in the light business aircraft market is expected to be certified by the end of 2013.
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